UnDBX:* extract, recover and undelete email messages from Outlook Express DBX files

Upload a zip (max 128MB**) containing one or more Outlook Express .dbx files.

Outlook Express DBX file recovery

UnDBX is an open-source tool to extract, recover and undelete email messages from Outlook Express DBX files. UnDBX extracts all the messages as individual .eml files. The file names of extracted .eml files are composed from the contents of the From:, To: and Subject: message headers. The modification time of each file is set to match the date specified by the Date: header. In recovery mode, UnDBX can open corrupted .dbx files (including files larger than 2GB) and recover their contents and undelete deleted messages. Deleted messages are normally stored by Outlook Express in a special folder (e.g. "Deleted Items"), and can thus be restored by extracting them from the corresponding .dbx file. Most of the contents of deleted messages still exists in the original .dbx file, as long it has not been compacted or otherwise modified. In recovery mode, UnDBX attempts to undelete any deleted message fragment it can find.

* developed 2008-2015 by Avi Rozen, avi.rozen@gmail.com, licensed under the GNU GPL. Online implementation by 7xl.org. The original command line / HTA utility is available at sourceforge.net. There's a binary for Windows with HTA interface and C source files that need to be compiled for Linux. Runs fine with gcc 4.8 on eg Ubuntu 14. The UnDBX .dbx file format parsing code is based on DbxConv - a DBX to MBOX Converter, Copyright (C) 2008, 2009 Ulrich Krebs, ukrebs@freenet.de. UnDBX contains RFC-2822, and RFC-2047 parsing code that was adapted from GNU Mailutils - a suite of utilities for electronic mail, Copyright (C) 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

** for larger files please download the command line version

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